Saturday/ the bridge is open

Yay! The West Seattle bridge is open.

From the Seattle Times:
SDOT closed the span March 23, 2020 because cracks discovered seven years earlier were beginning to accelerate at a dangerous pace, in four areas within the 150-foot-high central main span.
Stabilization and strengthening work, at a cost of up to $78 million, is expected to keep the concrete structure aloft until about 2060. And drivers will no longer need to make a six-mile detour that sometimes lasted 30 to 60 minutes, through the Duwamish River valley highways or streets.

Workers put final touches on the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday, in preparation for the opening late Saturday.
[Picture by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times]

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